Mathematics provides pupils with uniquely powerful ways to describe, analyse and understand the world. It can stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder for all pupils when they solve a problem for the first time, discover a more elegant solution, or notice hidden connections. Pupils who are functional in mathematics are able to think independently in applied and abstract ways, and can reason, solve problems and assess risk.

Mathematics is a creative subject. The language of mathematics is international. The subject can break cultural boundaries and its importance is universally accepted by employers, business leaders and innovators. Mathematics has developed over time as a means of solving problems and also as a form of communication.

Staff at Havant Academy aim to give students confidence in their mathematical ability. We also encourage them to enjoy their lessons. With this in mind, different teaching styles are adopted by all teachers. Students are encouraged to discuss their ideas, take part in paired or group work and use the mathematics that they learn and apply it to problem solving activities.


Department Staff

Mr A. Gorman

Mrs N. Waites

Mr C. Britton

Mr M. Liddle

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Students will embark upon three years of learning and mastering key skills that will prepare them to begin studying for the GCSE course in Years 10 and 11. All students will have a Maths lesson every day and will be able to cover in great depth and detail the various branches of Mathematics. Students will focus on Number, Geometry, Algebra and Data Handling.



Mathematics at GCSE continues and builds on the work of KS3. The five main themes of the course are number (confident calculations with or without a calculator), algebra, shapes (areas, volumes, measurements etc.), ratio with proportion and statistics (including probability).

Pupils in Year 11 will be following the Edexcel 1MA1 course. There are two levels of entry; higher level entry with grades 9 to 4 available and foundation level giving grades 5 to 1. Pupils in set 1 will be entered for the Edexcel higher tier exam and pupils in sets 2 and 3 will be entered either into either the Edexcel higher tier or the Edexcel foundation tier based on the individual student’s needs.